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Shipping delays cause altar wine shortage in Uganda

Catholic dioceses in Uganda have been notified of a limited stock of wine available for Masses due to delays in shipping. Source: CNA.


Ethiopian bishop pleads for implementation of peace agreement

An Ethiopian bishop says he has witnessed firsthand the “unspeakable suffering” and death of the people of God in the embattled region of the Horn of Africa nation. Source: CNA.

Africa Mission

Fr Mario reflects on one year of mission in South Sudan

Franciscan Father Mario Debattista sees the heart of the Church at work in the every-day faith of ordinary people. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Africa Foreign Aid

Caritas urges Australian Government to increase aid to Sudan

Caritas Australia yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the civil war between armed militias in Sudan, calling on the Albanese Government to help improve aid access for the impoverished nation.


Rwandans mark 30 years since 1994 genocide

As Rwanda marks 30 years since the 1994 genocide, the Catholic bishops in the country have expressed their closeness to survivors of the killings, while urging those convicted of crimes to seek forgiveness. Source: OSV News.

Africa Environment

Zimbabwe bishops sound alarm over El Niño-related droughts

As the El Niño climate phenomenon produces drought and food shortages in several African nations, the Catholic bishops of Zimbabwe are issuing urgent appeals to avoid what they describe as a serious risk of starvation. Source: Crux.


Frightened Burkina Faso Catholics stop going to church

The majority of Christians in Burkina Faso are now shying away from Sunday services and instead praying at home after a series of deadly attacks by Islamist militants targeted churches and killed scores of worshippers. Source: NCR Online.

Africa Ecology

Cardinal says mineral resources should help Africans, not hurt them

As minerals fuel deadly conflicts in Africa, a Congolese cardinal has urged local churches to ensure the continent’s abundant resources contribute to the benefit of its populations instead of hurting them. Source: OSV News.

Africa Crime

Three Coptic monks murdered in their monastery in South Africa

Three Egyptian monks of the Coptic Orthodox Archdiocese of South Africa were brutally murdered on Tuesday in their monastery in Cullinan, a small town about 30 kilometres east of the capital, Pretoria. Source: OSV News.